Well, the bad news is that Variety wrote a very negative review for Terry Gilliam's long suffering project, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote But amidst the negativity, I admit I was pleasantly surprised to see this Johnny mention:
"Appearance-wise, beneath a grizzled beard and prosthetic beak-like nose, Pryce makes a fine-looking Don Quixote (a role for which Gilliam worked with many actors, including Jean Rochefort and John Hurt, both acknowledged in the end credits), but his sonorous voice starts to sound like a braying donkey after a time, given the over-loud levels at which the film is mixed. Combine that with Driver’s antic performance as the exhaustingly incredulous Toby (which sorely lacks the quixotic comic touch that Johnny Depp would have brought), and the whole experience feels like a recipe for a migraine."
By posting this, I mean no offense to Adam Driver, who I've quite liked in several other movies. But it's such a pleasant shock for a movie critic to say something favorable about Johnny (and in this case, not what his performance was, but what it could have been). Nice to see this!
Granted, this isn't about Johnny himself, but it's about his Native American adopted "mother", LaDonna Harris. (She's the one who adopted Johnny during The Lone Ranger filming, and he also produced the documentary about her, LaDonna Harris: Indian 101). She has just been inducted into the National Native American Hall Of Fame She's one of the 12 inaugural inductees.
That’s so weird: 2 days ago I watched the scene (for the first time in ages) at the dinner table when whitey asks for the secret family recipe & then pretends (sort of) to be angry. It’s one of my favorite “bad guy” Johnny scenes. At the end, he laughs the most evil harsh cigarette smoker’s coughing laugh: it just sends chills. And then to hear about the real whitey today — just, strange timing.